Do you know what this is?
It is an empty sink.
A funny thing happened: after the sink was cleaned, it was just a moment of my time to wash off the counters, the table, and the stove. The goal of washing my dishes every day before I hit the hay turned out to be a clean kitchen every day. A clean kitchen encouraged the rest of the family to pitch in and tidy up other areas--it never got too bad because we had just cleaned it.
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men." Colossians 3:23
I'll never be a sparkling house keeper because it's not my thing. I don't mind that--I do other things well. What I don't want is a crazy mother for my children and children who grow up to be messy fathers and mothers. If dedicating my work to my Heavenly Father is my only motivation, that is a pretty good motivation.